Tom Temin

  • When responding to a dangerous disease, speed is important. And when Ebola headed toward U.S. shores in 2014, the Homeland Security Department mobilized quickly. But DHS also had training and coordination issues that may have resulted in unscreened Ebola carriers getting into the United States. That's according to the DHS inspector general. Mark Bell, the assistant inspector general for audits at DHS, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share more

    January 29, 2016
  • A retired Air Force Master Sergeant has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to disclosing confidential procurement information and filing a false tax return.

    January 29, 2016
  • The National Commission on the Future of the Army suggested keeping the active duty Army size minimum at 450,000 and increasing multi-component integration.

    January 29, 2016
  • When the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act became law last year, it wasn't just about how to by computers and software. The law is really aimed at getting more collaboration and rationality into how the government spends more than $80 billions a year. Accenture and the Association of Government Accountants talked to federal CIOs and CFOs to gauge how it's going. Michael Lumb, Accenture managing director for federal services and financial solutions, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the survey.

    January 28, 2016
  • The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has had what you might call an excellent year. It's managed to publish a slew of cybersecurity practice guides, working with industry. Donna Dodson, associate director of the information technology lab and chief cybersecurity adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a review.

    January 28, 2016
  • As the saying goes, good procurements start with good requirements. If that's the case, then the acquisition you're about to hear about was doomed from the start. Not surprisingly, the Government Accountability Office upheld the protests against it. Attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details and lessons learned.

    January 28, 2016
  • The Department of Justice rules on one of the biggest cases of disability fraud in the Veterans Affairs Department's history.

    January 28, 2016
  • Greg Giddens, the director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction at the Veterans Affairs Department, is pushing five main acquisition principles that he says will put the VA in the right direction.

    January 27, 2016
  • 'Midshippie' does have a hip sort of ring, can be spoken or sung, and it would sound perfect if shouted out by a drill instructor at a cadet (cadette?).

    January 27, 2016
  • Anne Altman celebrates 34 years at IBM with Jan. 26 retirement party at the Metropolitan Club.

    January 27, 2016
  • Your mother always told you it was good to share. For federal agencies, shared services are a route to greater efficiency, less wasted effort and maybe even better performance. So why aren't more agencies doing it? Now the Partnership for Public Service, teaming with Deloitte, has come up with a list of recommendations for agencies to get into shared services for human resources and acquisition. Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more detail.

    January 27, 2016
  • The Homeland Security Department can't get this one over the line. How to collect biometric IDs from foreigners leaving the United States. DHS captures it when they arrive, but that's it. The result? It's impossible to tell who is overstaying their visit. This situation has concerned Congress for years. Rebecca Gambler, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, shares the details of a new GAO report on Federal Drive with Tom Temin

    January 27, 2016
  • The Justice Department inspector general said the Drug Enforcement Agency has been paying federal employees to serve as informants in instances where they were just doing their day jobs.

    January 27, 2016
  • A bipartisan group of seven members of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote to every major agency and several smaller ones seeking information about the cyber defects announced by Juniper Networks in December.

    January 27, 2016